Pistons’ Markieff Morris fined $35K for language toward referee (video)

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After struggling his first two starts for an injured Blake Griffin, Pistons forward Markieff Morris delivered his best game of the season Saturday. Morris scored 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting, grabbed six rebounds, collected two steals, blocked a shot and… got hit with a technical foul.

Apparently, Morris’ misconduct went even further than that.

NBA release:

Detroit Pistons forward Markieff Morris has been fined $35,000 for directing inappropriate and offensive language toward a game official, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred during the Pistons’ 117-111 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, October 2

It’s unclear whether the fine was for the same incident as the technical foul, but Morris clearly kept talking after getting whistled for the tech.